Hello there

Almost the end of the week, for which I am grateful LOL, this has been my first week back at work since 9 weeks, looking after Mum who I might add has come a long way and still a little bit to go, but is doing so so so much better on all counts, we are all so very happy and she is also..

I wanted to pop in here today and share a really quick card I created a couple of weeks ago, sorry about the photography, I took this really quick so I could get this in the mail and send out to a friend..


I wanted for so long to use the MFT pandas, on a card and sort of knew what layout I wanted to create and at present I am loving the look of the soft blending that Laura Bassen has shared with us many times..

So I went about creating a circle mask, just trimming down a piece of masking paper to the same size as the white card stock, die cutting a circle where I wanted it positioned and then blending with 2 green inks from Simon Says Stamp, I am not one to use a lot of green on my card, but I was truly happy with the results..


I stamped out the panda and added some shading with copics to give the panda a little more depth, added some extra stamping with the bamboo stamp in the same inks and then went about adding the panda off to the side of the circle feature, a sentiment at the bottom and a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh sequins..

I am now off to hop in the craft room and tackle more up coming deadlines..

Have a fantastic day!


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  • So glad to hear that you Mum is much better… and that you are back at work…. well maybe, maybe not lol. Love your sweet Panda card, I had my eye on this set but alas, too many stamps and not enough time as it is, I’m trying to be good (says she that just ordered more stuff today, but it was only the essentials of course, wink)!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy! I love the green, I do not use it much either but you have used it so well on this card. So cute! I hope your first week back at work is going well :)ReplyCancel

  • conil

    First, so happy your Mum is doing so much better. What a blessing. Second, love this card. Especially the layout with the shaded circle and the bamboo. This happy little panda is going to make the recipient squeal.ReplyCancel

  • Love your cute little panda and the beautiful bg you’ve given him, Joy!!! Such a darling sentiment, too!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Truly beautiful Joy. Hope work wasn’t too onerous. And glad your Mum is getting better.ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic card Joy! I don’t use green a lot either but I love it on your card.ReplyCancel

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